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Booklet: Alphabets And Lettering With Esterbrook Drawlet Lettering Pens 6Th Edition


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#1 IanSims

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 22:28

Picked up a copy of this 80 page booklet and scanned it to so that it doesn't get badly handled and others can have the use of this 1918 item.

I have put it on Flicker - Album here

 

I also put in on Archive.org

 

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Have a good day!


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 19:04

Fascinating and very informative!

 

Thank you!


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 19:28

This is a small jewel. Thank you very much for sharing!



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 20:03

I bought this as Christmas present to myself with some drawlet nibs in 2017. I took the original staples out as they were rusty and damaging the paper.

 

One of the nicer things I've come across.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 22:53

Several years ago I picked up an Esterbrook set of dip pen nibs, with a couple of nib holders, at a place a block or two over from Bromfield Pen Shop (the store mostly sold sports memorabilia and collectibles, but the Estie set was in the window, and caught my eye as I was walking back over to the .  They were still all on the original display card, and I think I paid about $10 US for the set.  I'm not entirely sure where they are in the house at the moment, but I AM wondering now if it was set of Drawlet nibs.

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ETA: Thanks for posting the link!


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 00:53

PDF version - https://archive.org/...etsAndLettering



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:24

Beautiful and very informative booklet! Do you have picture of the Drawlet nibs?
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:41

Yeah. Added to the archive.org list at the end.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:39

Nicely done, very useful, thanks.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:56

Beautiful and very informative booklet! Do you have picture of the Drawlet nibs?

 

The various sizes can be see there:http://theesterbrook...ERING NIBS.html



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 18:16

Plexipens beat me to it. I was going to point you to The Esterbrook Project web site. 

 

Thanks, Ian, for sharing. The more we have out on archive.org, the better. There's still an early steel dip pen booklet I've read a reference to which I've never seen. It's not the Esterbrook Pens and What They Will Do, which is a wonder if you haven't see it, but is instead supposed to be a booklet on the different pens they have and how to find the right pen for your individual writing style. It sounds like the earlier dip pen version of the later Renew-Point charts Esterbrook came out with. 

 

Fun fact, if you look at the Drawlet pens and think, "Those sure looks suspiciously like the Hunt Speedball pens" you're not far off. Hunt actually worked for Esterbrook and developed these pens, but then Esterbrook didn't originally want to use them, so Hunt went and formed his own pen making business, set up a factory in the same city, Camden, as Esterbrook, and eventually licensed the design back to Esterbrook for a while before making them himself. 

 

I just know the sketchy outline of the story. If anyone knows more, I'd love to hear it. 



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 21:23

I had spotted that Speedball and Esterbrook nibs appeared similar. I have also got some dip nibs in the box which were made in England that are similar.

 

The other Esterbrook pdfs I have if anyone is interested are as follows. They all came from FPN or internet searches.

-Esterbrook Pens and What They Will Do

 

All of the below are PDFs of photocopies and are not always that easy to read

-1900 Poor scan of Making of a Steel Nib 8 page

https://archive.org/...ibsCa19008Pages

-Esterbrook Booklet Presenting the Speedball Pen Poor photocopy

https://archive.org/...1915June47Pages

-Esterbrook Catalog 1926 4

https://archive.org/...alog192621Pages

-Esterbrook Catalog 1941-2

https://archive.org/...og19414241Pages

-Choose Esterbrook 1957 pamphlet

https://archive.org/...phlet19578Pages

-Esterbrook Lettering With Drawlet Pens (48 pages) - different copy than this one, not as many alphabets, 1926.

https://archive.org/...ment192952Pages

 

There also some early Speedball items on Archive.org.

Presenting the Speedball Pen

https://archive.org/...ingspeedb00gord

Speedball 10th Edition

https://archive.org/...Speedball10book

Speedball 16th Edition

https://archive.org/...eedballTextBook

Speedball 1991 (library book, usually on loan)

https://archive.org/...lltextboo00jcfi

Speedball 1972 (library book, usuall on loan)

https://archive.org/...lltextboo00ston


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#13 AAAndrew

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:41

Excellent! I’m helping Phil to refresh The Esterbrook Project and I’m gathering more dip pen Esterbrook material. Nice list. Anyone have the 1938 catalog?

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 14:09

What a great reference thread! Thank you so much for all the info.
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